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HOTELBEL-AIR 701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles. Phone + 1 310 472 1211; dorch­ester­col­lec­ TAR­IFF Pack­ages in­clude a Deluxe Break­fast Get­away from $US595 a night twin-share, in­clud­ing $US115 break­fast credit for two; valid to De­cem­ber 30. GETTINGTHERE About 24km from Los Angeles in­ter­na­tional air­port; Qan­tas has daily A380 flights to LA(and on to NewYork). More: qan­ CHECKINGIN Celebri­ties, busi­ness big­wigs and Aus­tralians tak­ing ad­van­tage of our strong dol­lar. WHEEL­CHAIR AC­CESS Seven gue­strooms with adapted en­try, bath­room. BED­TIME READ­ING Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe: The Bi­og­ra­phy by Daniel Spoto. STEP­PING OUT Try the ho­tel’s Spa by La Prairie. It’s a cab ride to Rodeo Drive, where you can take a trol­ley on a 40-minute, $US5 ride past high-hedged man­sions and top-dol­lar shops. BRICK­BATS No at­trac­tions within walk­ing dis­tance, but who knows who you’ll pass on a jog through celebri­tys­tud­ded Stone Canyon. BOU­QUETS The whole es­tate seems scented with jas­mine and gar­de­nia and thus feels a lit­tle en­chanted.

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